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Pup's dilemma: Flyers or Devils?
Thu, Mar 15, 2012, 11:24 PM
We drove up to Newark on Sunday for a very special Seeing Eye Night at the Prudential Center, where the Flyers took on the Devils. Except for...
Sparkle's on short notice
Wed, Mar 7, 2012, 11:16 PM
Our area coordinator from the Seeing Eye sent me an e-mail the other day, mentioning among other things that the pups in Sparkle's training...
A slimmed-down Lab
Thu, Mar 1, 2012, 11:09 PM
Porter, our former Seeing Eye pup and close companion to Sparkle, has had a weight problem for years. At his previous check-up a year ago,...
Pups in the fast lane
Mon, Feb 20, 2012, 8:40 PM
We took Sparkle bowling Sunday afternoon (actually Betsy bowled and I handled pup and camera). It's a regular outing for the puppy club, and...
Taking care of business
Fri, Feb 17, 2012, 11:19 PM
It's by no means the most glamorous part of puppy-raising, but I'd been thinking for a while that I should address the issue of doggie potty...
A word on sidewalk etiquette
Wed, Feb 15, 2012, 10:42 PM
The other morning, we were doing our usual brisk clip around the neighborhood, with Sparkle pulling ahead out in front, me in the middle, and...
Sparkle's casual Friday
Fri, Feb 10, 2012, 10:59 PM
Friday was a routine kind of winter day, but I kept Sparkle engaged. After our usual morning neighborhood walk, I took Sparkle and Porter out...
Sparkle's all grown up
Wed, Feb 8, 2012, 10:57 PM
At the neighborhood pet-supply store, Sparkle weighs in at 63.8 pounds. When she was a small pup, I expected she'd top out at around 65 pounds...